Announcing a new Meetup for Classic Books!
What: DeLillo: White Noise
When: Sunday, May 9,[masked]:00 PM
Price: $2.50 per person
27 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138
Better than any book of recent times, White Noise
captures the particular strangeness of life in a time where humankind has finally learned enough to kill itself. Naturally, it's a terribly funny book, and the prose is as beautiful as a sunset through a particulate-filled sky. Nice-guy narrator Jack Gladney teaches Hitler Studies at a small college. His wife may be taking a drug that removes fear, and one day a nearby chemical plant accidentally releases a cloud of gas that may be poisonous. Writing before Bhopal and Prozac entered the popular lexicon, DeLillo produced a work so closely tuned into its time that it tells the future.
"A stunning performance from one of the most intelligent novelists....Tremendously funny."
-- The New Republic
"A writer of stupendous talents...His cool but evocative prose is witty, biting, surprising, precise.... Splendid stuff: not merely are its wit and glitter distinctive, but it's true--it describes, with sympathetic but devastating finality, an academic subspecies that any habitue of the campuses will immediately recognize."
--Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/classicbooks/calendar/13228583/